Afternoon Coffee: Judge Criticizes FTC in Staples & Office Depot Case, Regulators Order Thousands of Volvo Trucks Off the Road

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The Federal Trade Commission is being criticized for reportedly trying to elicit false information from an executive during a trial regarding the Staples and Office Depot merger. A federal judge called the effort “very disturbing.”

The U.S. Department of Transportation has ordered about 15,835 Volvo AB heavy-duty trucks off the roads as they could have defective steering shafts that could cause drivers to lose control of the vehicles. Volvo recalled the trucks last week, and U.S. regulators say the defective trucks pose a much greater risk than many other recalled vehicles.

Walmart is rethinking it milk supply. The retailer is planning to open its own dairy processing plant in the U.S. The news made Walmart milk supplier Dean Foods’ stock fall earlier this week.

Nestlé announced this week its “Thai Seafood Action Plan Update,” which details how the company plans to increase supply chain visibility and eliminate forced labor in Thailand. Nestle discovered forced labor in its seafood supply chain in Thailand last fall. 


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